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SSC Newspaper : May 2013
may 2013 2 Strathfield Scene Welcome 5 minutes with... Why did you start playing badminton? When I was eight years old my whole family – my parents and three brothers – decided they wanted to start playing badminton. We have a family friend who coaches, so we all started learning. I was only 10 when I started training for tournaments and I began by competing in the under-11 division. What’s your favourite thing about badminton? I enjoy the teamwork. And I just love the thrill of competing. What’s been your best result? This year I played in the national competition in Melbourne and won the under-17 mixed doubles with my partner Austin Yu. Where have you travelled With your sport? I’ve been to tournaments in Singapore and New Zealand, but when I’ve been overseas I’ve spent my time training and playing in the tournaments. hoW often do you train? Right now I train three days a week. When I’m in a state team it increases to four times a week. I train with my younger brother, Daniel, who also plays competition badminton. He’ll be training for the under-11 competition. The other times I train with my doubles partner Janet Sun. I like training with other people, otherwise I’d get too tired training by myself. What’s your ultimate goal With badminton? I want to get into the Commonwealth Games first and eventually play in the Olympics. What do you do When you are not training? I have to do a little homework, but in my little time off I rest so I don’t injure myself. I relax by watching TV. Big Splash Media Suite 2, Level 8, 50 Margaret St, Sydney 2000 +61 2 9299 8699 Strathfield Scene is published on behalf of Strathfield Council by Big Splash Media. Copyright Big Splash Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is strictly prohibited. Opinions expressed are those of writers and advertisers, not necessarily those of the publisher or Strathfield Council. Information provided is believed correct at time of going to press. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited pictures or manuscripts. Publisher and editor Peter Lynch Associate editor Bernadette Chua Art director and Production manager Kerry Alice Sub editor Sandy McPhie Reporters Joanne Tran Photos Joe Larrarte (fotocam.com.au), Nikki To Advertising Teresa Ooi 9299 8697 ContaCt us: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com NEWS Apartment development to save golf course 3 Residents cheated of promised green space 4 TCorp is wrong: why Strathfield is sustainable 6 End in sight for Spanish Inn saga 8 StrathfiEld lifE Saving the debutantes ball 14 Advice for school open days 17 fOOd Reeling in seafood lovers 19 SNaparazzi Anzacs remembered, charity partner for run, Keneally welcomes new citizens, local business award 20 pEOplE Chinese community hero recognised 22 Steve Devine’s property roundup 23 Contents 16 Tiffany Ho, 15 badminton player 19 13 Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858. DOOLEYS practises the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Church St, Lidcombe PH 8745 6100 check out what’s on at www.dooleys.com Major Prize Draw on Wednesday 29 May at 9pm Win a LEXUS CT 2OO Hybrid *Terms & conditions apply. See Club Reception for details. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTPS/13/00668. $1,000 to be won every Sunday & Wednesday Catch up with friends and enjoy a delicious meal, from ONLY $10! Badminton champion Tiffany Ho, of Strathfield Girls High School, has been granted $500 by council to begin her training for the Olympics.